Journo killing: 4 accused on remand


Court Correspondent :
A Dhaka court on Wednesday placed four accused on a four-day remand each in a case filed in connection with the murder of a reporter of a weekly magazine.
Magistrate Mahbubur Rahman of Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court passed the remand order after hearing on the remand prayer of Mohammad Oli Mahmud,
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Uttara West Police Station and also the Investigation Officer (IO) of the case.
The IO produced accused Bashir Ahmed, Principal of Trust School and College, and his accomplices Nazrul Islam, Zahidul Islam and Anisur Rahman to the court seeking a 10-day remand each.
Reporter Shah Alam Sagar of the weekly Aparad Daman died after falling from the roof of a building in the Uttara West Police Station area on Sunday.
It has been learnt that Nazrul Islam (Mitri) lent money to Bashir Ahmed and he lodged a diary with the Police Station. Reporter Sagar wrote a report about the incident, which was published in his weekly and that annoyed Bashir Ahmed.
Later, Bashir and Sagar went to the Police Station about the incident and they locked into a scuffle. While fleeing from the Police Station, Sagar died falling from the roof of the building.